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University of Iowa Libraries Annex

University of Iowa Libraries Annex
University of Iowa Libraries Annex

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University of Iowa Libraries Annex
Affiliated Library
University of Iowa
University of Iowa
DescriptionThe Libraries Annex is an off-site storage facility for the University of Iowa libraries. Utilizing a high-density storage system, the Annex can hold up to 4.8 million volumes in its temperature controlled environment.
Contact Name: Maggie Halterman-Dess
E-mail address:
Phone Number: 319-358-9829
Address: 2515 Independence Road, Iowa City, Iowa 52340 United States
Postal code: 52340
Web site URL:
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Year opened: 2017
Total Personnel: 2
Annual Budget:
Total Capacity (volumes): 4,800,000
Total Capacity (linear feet):
Building Size (square feet):
Current volume count: 1,500,000

Technology Systems
Inventory Management SystemNone
Date Implemented
Integrated library system? The facility uses an ILS
rather than a dedicated inventory management system

Operational Details
Harvard Model? Does the facility generally follow the "Harvard Model"?
Materials placed in trays? Are most materials placed in trays?
Materials placed on shelves? Are most materials placed directly onto shelving?
Shelving Height (max): 22
Movable Shelving? Does the facility use movable shelving?
Robotics? Is robotic equipment used for placement and retrieval?
Operated lifts? Are manually driven lifts or used for placement and retrieval?
Shelved by Call Numbers? Materials shelved according to library-assigned call numbers?
Shelved by size? Materials shelved according to size categories?
Archival HVAC? Facility monitors and manages temperature and humidity?
Target operating temperature: 65 (Degrees Fahrenheit)
Target operating humidity: 50 (Percent)
In Library? Is the repository located inside a library?
Remote? Is the repository located remotely from the library it serves?
Max travel distance (miles):